L.J. Hoes came up with Orioles before traded to Houston in 2013. He spent most of 2015 in the minors, but he could stick as a fifth outfielder. Infielder Steve Tolleson is another former Oriole, back with the organization after getting big league time the past two seasons with Toronto. They have four non-roster lefties in camp. One of them could stick as a second lefty in the pen behind Brian Matusz.
The Red Sox owe Allen Craig $21 million over the next two seasons but he looks like a long shot at this point after hitting .152 in 76 at-bats for the Red Sox and .274 with just four home runs in 343 at-bats at Pawtucket. Josh Rutledge is Triple-A infield insurance. Carlos Marmol had some big strikeout rates back in the day for the Cubs but hasn't been effective since 2011.
Phillippe Aumont was once the main guy the Phillies acquired when they traded Cliff Lee to the Mariners, but the Phillies gave up on him after spending parts of the past four years in the majors. Carson Fulmer was the eighth overall pick last June out of Vanderbilt. Some think his future is in the bullpen, in which case he could move quickly. Shortstop Tim Anderson, the team's top prospect, will get a long look in camp after hitting .312 in Double-A.
With Ross Detwiler, Tom Gorzelanny and Joe Thatcher in camp, the Indians appear to be on the lookout for another lefty in the pen. Anthony Recker comes over from the Mets as catching insurance. Outfielders Robbie Grossman and Shane Robinson have had big league time. You may recall Robinson as the guy who hit second for the Cardinals in Game 5 of the 2013 World Series.
If they keep a fifth outfielder, John Mayberry Jr. or Nate Schierholtz could crack the roster. Right-hander Joe Jimenez posted a 1.67 ERA with 61 strikeouts in 43 innings in Low A. That's a long leap to the majors, but the Tigers must like him to invite him to camp.
The Astros' non-roster list is almost entirely prospects not yet on the 40-man roster. Wandy Rodriguez is a notable exception.
Dillon Gee didn't have a good 2015 but has been a serviceable back-end starter with the Mets in previous years. Chien-Ming Wang last pitched in the majors in 2013. He got pounded in Triple-A stints with the Braves and Mariners in 2015, giving up 187 hits in 130 innings. Travis Snider has a chance to make the team as a fifth outfielder.
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The big question is whether Jose Berrios can pitch his way on to the roster out of spring training? I get it: You want to preserve his service. But it's hard to send a guy back down to the minors if he's your best pitcher. Aaron Thompson had a 5.01 ERA in 41 relief appearances last year but held lefties to a .189 average.
Vinnie Pestano and Anthony Swarzak are two right-handers with a lot of major league experience. Jorge Mateo won't be in big league camp for long but keep an eye on the young shortstop who swiped 82 bases in Class A. I imagine outfielder Aaron Judge, slated to start at Triple-A, will get a lot of playing time in spring training so Joe Girardi and the coaching staff can get a good look at a rookie who may be their starting right fielder by July.
First baseman Matt Olson hit .249/.388/.438 with 17 home runs at Double-A after hitting 37 home runs the year before at Class A. He probably needs more seasoning at Triple-A, but Yonder Alonso isn't a big roadblock in front of him.
Korean first baseman Dae-Ho Lee hit is 33 years old but hit .282 with 31 home runs in Japan. He's competing with former can't-miss prospect Jesus Montero to be the right-handed platoon with Adam Lind. Montero is out of options so would have to clear waivers if he doesn't make the Mariners. Joel Peralta has a chance to make the bullpen. Former No. 2 pick Danny Hultzen was removed from the 40-man roster and will try and get back on the field after pitching eight innings in the minors.
Jonny Venters last pitched in 2012 as he tries to come back from his third Tommy John surgery.
Ike Davis once hit 32 home runs from the Mets, but he's not making this team unless Mitch Moreland or Prince Fielder get injured. Nick Tepesch started 39 games for the Rangers in 2013 and 2014. It's a little surprising that lefty Cesar Ramos had to settle for a minor league contract since he had a 2.75 ERA for the Angels last year and 3.70 ERA the year before with Tampa.
Casey Kotchman, Brad Penny, David Aardsma and Maicer Izturis have all had long MLB careers. Kotchman was last in the majors in 2013, when he played six games for the Marlins. He hit .290/.374/.426 for Triple-A Omaha. Aardsma is probably the only one with a legit chance to make the team after striking out 35 in 30.2 innings for the Braves.